The Lodging Resource Newsletter, Issue #20, March 2013


Wishing everyone a Happy Easter!

Hello again Lovely Innkeepers!

Lots of changes to social media this past month! Pinterest has rolled out Analytics. Google+ has changed cover photos and made some other changes. Twitter is offering more options for advertisers. Facebook has rolled out multiple changes (and will continue to do so in the next few months), one of the most important ones being some major changes to their cover policy Terms of Service. Some of the posts below go into more detail about each in depth.

I was going to write a post about Buffer, it being one of my favorite time saving applications online, but these wonderful people beat me to it. The Buffer Social App May Be A Time Saver for You

A few free helpful online applications or information:
Easily make cover images (with text) for Facebook Business and Personal pages and Google+ Pages and Profiles.

Facebook Cover Compliance Tool

Don’t want to be locked into email templates provided by Vertical Response, Constant Contact etc?

Help for hacked sites

This is kind of a neat tool, at a loss for things to blog about, or blog titles?

A Few of our Posts from this past month:

Some tips for Bed and Breakfasts using Linkedin Business Pages

Linkedin Business Pages and Bed and Breakfasts

Just One Thing-Violating Social Media Terms of Service

Just one thing-How to kill a cold call in under 5 seconds

Forfeng’s Favorite Blog Posts of this past month:

ADA Service Animals Informational Video  (IMPORTANT)

How Do Consumers Find a B & B?

Scam? Verifying Business Information-Bed and Breakfasts

Excellent advice for anyone in the tourism industry: Your driving tour directions are killing your visitors


Optimize your images for Pinterest

Pinterest’s New Look

How Your Business Can Use Pinterest’s Secret Boards

Explaining the New Pinterest: Fresh Layout and Analytics

The New Facebook Changes You Need To Know About

Facebook Begins Rolling Out Threaded Comments for Pages

Facebook Working on Incorporating the Hashtag

Introducing the Hangouts Capture app: snap & save moments as they happen

A New Feature/Offer from Google, Google Keep

Google Plus Redesign for Brand Pages: What it Means for You

Google+ New Profile and Page Experience

Google Plus SEO: Everybody’s Talks About It – How Do You DO It?

Google Plus for Business: Does It Matter If Your Friends Use It or Not?

New Twitter Advertising Options

9 Credit Card Sites To Help You Choose A Business Credit Card

Is Social Media Worthwhile For Local Businesses?

26 Ways to Use Visuals in Your Social Media Marketing

Seven Way to Respond to a Negative News Story

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